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Poster: Pat Buzby Date: Apr 10, 2014 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

But sometimes material on the bonus discs had never been available on the archive.

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Poster: dream and lie Date: Apr 10, 2014 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

Well, then let those of us who can afford to buy the stuff fund the cleaning up of the material and pay some back to the band, and maybe find "alternative means" to acquire it when it's not possible to pay the rightful folks anymore?

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 10, 2014 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

Rhino paid the band millions for the rights to the vault plus they already made whatever they made on all the releases prior to selling the vault.So lets not be to concerned with how much money millionaire rock stars take in on a product they lucked into owning by having some stoned roadies hit buttons and change reels on a tape machine at a show they were already being well paid to perform.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 10, 2014 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

Why do you believe Rhino paid "the band" millions? It's a licensing agreement, of which I don't know the terms. Not trying to pick a fight - just curious as to how this deal went down as I'd love to see the particulars.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/1352455/grateful-dead-rhino-enter-exclusive-deal

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 10, 2014 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

I think they got paid pretty well and importantly their were annual minimums so they new at least how much money they would get upfront.

"It is also a lucrative and timely development for four musicians who are in deep middle-age, either 60 or over or close to it. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, "it's a lot of money," said Tim Jorstad, a San Rafael-based accountant who is the Dead's chief financial officer in Marin.

"We negotiated a profit sharing with Rhino with some very large minimum payments each year," he said. "We have replaced their income, at one of their highest earning years, for 10 years. We are expecting to earn way more than the minimum payments, but at least these guys are very well protected. They're pleased that they have financial security for 10 years."

I think that is why Rhino likes the subscriptions and the limited releases. They know exactly what they need to do turn an acceptable profit.

http://www.marinij.com/ci_4136208

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 10, 2014 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

Thanks. That makes sense.

BTW, interesting David Fricke interview of Phil in new Rolling Stone.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 10, 2014 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

I read something years ago that seemed credible without providing actual figures that the band members received a large sum from the licensing agreement.I could be wrong as I based that statement on some cobbled together info with no factual basis and really should have not made it.

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Poster: dream and lie Date: Apr 10, 2014 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bonus Discs

I'm not worried about millionaires making money, but there's got to be some monetary incentive if these professional grade products are going to keep coming out. Someone's got to pay for this stuff to get produced (there are only so many Hunters and Charlies in the world). That's all I mean. I for one am happy to be one of the payers and to let other folks benefit indirectly. Feels like a way to give back to the community a little.